Early Voting Numbers Forecast Dismal Election Turnout

Baltimore residents will head to the polls on Nov. 8 to select the city’s next mayor, city council president, comptroller and city council members. However, lackluster preliminary reports on early voting participation provided by...

City Children to Lose Rec Centers

Baltimore City recreational centers are facing drastic budget cuts that may force a large number of centers to close. For fiscal year 2012 the city faced a $60 million deficit for the cost to...

Kwame Kilpatrick Tells All to Empowerment Men

Dubbed the “hip hop Mayor” because of his taste in clothing, music, and extravagant parties, Kwame Kilpatrick held the audience captive, Oct. 19, as he recounted his journey from mayor of Detroit to inmate...

Proposed University of Maryland Merger Not Welcomed By All

During the last session of the General Assembly, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. proposed a merger between one of Maryland’s leading research institutions and the state’s only public academic, health, law and...

Baltimore Loses Icon, Edward Z. “Easy” Watson

The life of the party. Thoughtful. Funny. Compassionate. That is how family and friends will remember Edward Zarius Watson Jr. In an era when success and achievement for African Americans was an act of...

Photograph Reveals Details about pre-Civil War Slave in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Up until a few weeks ago, anyone who walked by Martha Ann "Patty" Atavis' grave in the lush Green Mount Cemetery would think that she was another well-to-do Baltimorean from centuries past....

Exelon Corporation Gives Morgan State Scholarship Fund $50,000 Boost

Morgan State University recently celebrated a 44-17 win over Savannah State University, bringing a week of Homecoming activities and events to a proper close. While parades, tailgates, and football tackles filled the minds of...

Remembering ‘Biddy’ Wood

The death of James “Biddy” Wood marks the end of an era, when jazz was hot and Pennsylvania Avenue was alive and jumping with nightlife, featuring live entertainment, house bands, and nightclubs. Biddy Wood...

Journalist, Jazz Man, Biddy Wood Quietly Passes Away

James “Biddy” Wood died quietly on Oct. 7, taking with him great moments of history and culture in the Baltimore community. “Biddy” Wood, as most called him, was a former editor of the Afro-American Newspaper,...

American Cancer Society to Host African American Men’s Health Conference

The American Cancer Society will host its African American Men’s Health Conference, Oct. 8, at the Baltimore Convention Center at 1 W. Pratt St. in Baltimore. The free event will feature educational sessions on...

Man Convicted of Killing AFRO Security Guard

Michael Hunter faces a maximum of life plus 20 years, having been convicted by a Baltimore City Circuit Court jury of first-degree murder and other charges in the death of 72-year-old Charles Bowman Sr.,...

South Pacific Comes to Baltimore

Marylanders looking to see one of their own in a Broadway production need look no further than Baltimore’s famed Hippodrome Theatre. Showing Oct. 4-9, the South Pacific National Tour, featuring Columbia native, Jay Frisby,...

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